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Japan plans to postpone imperial parade over typhoon

Apo - Japan plans to postpone a major imperial parade celebrating the new emperor's ascension to the throne because of a devastating typhoon, Prime Minister Shinzo Abe said Thursday.

Japanese minister visits controversial Tokyo war shrine

Apo - A Japanese minister on Thursday visited the Yasukuni war shrine at the centre of long-running tensions with regional neighbours -- the first cabinet-level official visit in over two years.

Japan allocates millions in aid for typhoon-hit regions

Apo - Japan's government said Wednesday it would set aside millions of dollars to help areas devastated by Typhoon Hagibis, which killed more than 70 people across the country.

Japan PM promises action after homeless denied typhoon refuge

Apo - Prime Minister Shinzo Abe promised Tuesday to take action after reports emerged of two homeless men being denied access to a Tokyo typhoon shelter as a powerful storm, which killed nearly 70 people, battered Japan.

Japan rescuers still scrambling as typhoon toll nears 70

Apo - Rescuers in Japan were working around the clock Tuesday in an increasingly desperate search for survivors of a powerful weekend typhoon that killed nearly 70 people and caused widespread destruction.

Japan searches for survivors as Typhoon Hagibis death toll hits 56

Apo - Tens of thousands of rescuers worked into the night Monday to find survivors of a powerful typhoon in Japan that killed at least 56 people, as fresh rain threatened to hamper their efforts.

Rescue efforts underway as Typhoon Hagibis kills 11 in Japan

Apo - Japan's military scrambled Sunday to rescue people trapped by flooding after powerful Typhoon Hagibis ripped across the country, killing at least 11 people and leaving more than a dozen missing.

One dead as Typhoon Hagibis takes aim at Japan

Apo - Powerful Typhoon Hagibis on Saturday claimed its first victim even before making landfall, as potentially record-breaking rains and high winds sparked evacuation orders for more than 1.6 million people.

Japan braces for powerful Typhoon Hagibis

Apo - Japan braced on Friday for a powerful typhoon barrelling towards Tokyo that has already forced the cancellation of two Rugby World Cup matches, disrupted the Suzuka Grand Prix and grounded flights.

Japan student uses invisible ink to ace ninja report

Apo - A Japanese student aced an assignment on ninja culture by making her own invisible ink from soybeans in a stealthy move that impressed her professor.

Japan super typhoon at weekend could hit Rugby World Cup, Grand Prix

Apo - A super typhoon among the most powerful in decades was set to hit Japan this holiday weekend, weather officials warned Wednesday, and could severely disrupt both the Rugby World Cup and Formula One Grand Prix.

New Nissan CEO brings global outlook but faces uphill task

Apo - Nissan's new chief executive Makoto Uchida is an insider with a global outlook, but he faces an uphill struggle to right the Japanese automaker still reeling from the Carlos Ghosn scandal.

Canadian father sues Japan firm for paternity leave harassment

Apo - A Canadian father who alleges he was bullied and fired by his Japanese employer after he tried to claim paternity leave appeared in a Tokyo court Wednesday to pursue his lawsuit against the firm.

Time is money: Paris thief swipes $840k watch from Japanese man's wrist

Paris - A Japanese man who stepped out of his Paris hotel for a cigarette was robbed of his $840,000 Swiss watch by a thief who snatched it off his wrist, police sources said Tuesday.

Crisis-hit Nissan names China unit head Makoto Uchida as new CEO

Kitakata - Crisis-hit Japanese automaker Nissan on Tuesday named Makoto Uchida as new chief executive, elevating the insider currently heading the firm's China unit as it overhauls its leadership after the Carlos Ghosn scandal.

NBA chief Silver stands firm as China backlash mounts

Apo - The National Basketball Association won't gag its personnel or apologise over a team executive's tweet that ignited a firestorm in China, commissioner Adam Silver insisted Tuesday, standing firm despite a growing backlash that imperils the league's luc...

China punishes NBA as crisis over democracy tweet deepens

Shanghai - China on Tuesday pulled NBA exhibition games from television screens as the league faced an escalating punishment campaign in the lucrative Chinese market ignited by an American basketball executive's pro-democracy tweet.

At Fukushima plant, a million-tonne headache: radioactive water

In the grounds of the ravaged Fukushima Daiichi nuclear plant sits a million-tonne headache for the plant's operators and Japan's government: tank after tank of water contaminated with radioactive elements.

Trump says North Korea talks going ahead despite missile test

Washington - US President Donald Trump on Thursday brushed off North Korea's test of a sea-launched ballistic missile, saying that planned nuclear talks with Pyongyang will go ahead regardless.

Japan lists Fukushima radiation levels on S. Korea embassy site

Apo - Japan's embassy in South Korea has begun posting the daily radiation levels of Fukushima and Seoul after new questions about the lingering effects of the 2011 nuclear disaster.

EU and Japan ink plan to bypass China's 'new Silk Road'

Apo - The EU and Japan on Friday signed an infrastructure agreement to link Europe and Asia as a counter to China's ambitious "Belt and Road" strategy.

EU and Japan ink plan to bypass China's 'new Silk Road'

Apo - The EU and Japan on Friday signed an infrastructure agreement to link Europe and Asia, as a counter to China's ambitious "Belt and Road" strategy.

Scientists discover oldest galaxy cluster

Apo - Astronomers have discovered a 13-billion-year-old galaxy cluster that is the earliest ever observed, according to a paper released Friday, a finding that may hold clues about how the universe developed.

Shiraku! Japan mourns Chirac, sumo ultra-fan

Apo - When late French president Jacques Chirac departed a sumo arena in Japan's Osaka in 2005, the crowd gave him a standing ovation, applauding the sport's super-fan and chanting "Shiraku, Shiraku!

No kidding: Japan airlines offer seat maps to avoid tots

Apo - Fed up with finding yourself next to a screaming child on a long-haul flight? On some Japanese airlines a seat map will warn you where potentially bawling babies are sitting.

Japan refers US military pilot to prosecutors over Osprey crash

Apo - Japanese authorities on Tuesday referred the case of a US military pilot to prosecutors over the 2016 crash of an Osprey aircraft that fuelled sentiment against a US base on Okinawa island.

Nissan, ex-CEO Ghosn charged in US with hiding $140 mn from investors

Washington - US securities regulators on Monday charged Japanese automaker Nissan and its former CEO Carlos Ghosn with hiding more than $140 million in Ghosn's expected retirement income from investors.

White House says expects US-Japan trade deal at UN

New York - The White House said Monday that it expects President Donald Trump and Prime Minister Shinzo Abe to ink a trade deal while at the UN meeting in New York this week.

Flights cancelled as Typhoon Tapah approaches Japan

Apo - Typhoon Tapah approached southwestern Japan Sunday, with heavy rain and strong winds grounding hundreds of regional flights.

'Chance of a lifetime': fans cheer Japan rugby win

Apo - Rugby fans from long-time supporters to newly minted enthusiasts crammed into bars and viewing zones in Tokyo on Friday to cheer as Japan kicked off the World Cup with a win in the opener against Russia."I have been so looking forward to the World Cup....
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One of several outlets with Japanese food  Vancouver Sakura Days Fair Japan at VanDusen Botanical Ga...
One of several outlets with Japanese food, Vancouver Sakura Days Fair Japan at VanDusen Botanical Garden, Vancouver.
Japanese F-15 Eagle jet fighters.
Japanese F-15 Eagle jet fighters.
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Interactive kissing poster
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Rescue workers search for missing people after a landslide hit a residential area in Hiroshima, western Japan on August 20, 2014
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A worker wearing a protective suit and mask takes notes in front of storage tanks for radioactive water, during a media tour at Tokyo Electric Power Co's (TEPCO) tsunami-crippled Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant
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Winter Illuminations exhibit at Japan s Nabana no Sato
Winter Illuminations exhibit at Japan's Nabana no Sato
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The Kuril Islands - first owned by Japan  now by Russia.
The Kuril Islands - first owned by Japan, now by Russia.
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Japanese shipyard workers at Yokosuka Japan.
February 22  2008
Japanese shipyard workers at Yokosuka Japan. February 22, 2008
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Winter Illuminations exhibit at Japan s Nabana no Sato
Winter Illuminations exhibit at Japan's Nabana no Sato
My Modern Met
Japan s largest protest yet against nuclear restart.
Japan's largest protest yet against nuclear restart.
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Boeing 787 Dreamliner makes emergency landing and evacuation at Takamatsu airport in Japan
Boeing 787 Dreamliner makes emergency landing and evacuation at Takamatsu airport in Japan
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A Japanese mother and daughter pause for reflection as they find a family photo amid the wreckage of their home.
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Mount Fuji in Japan  recently awarded World Heritage Status by UNESCO.
Mount Fuji in Japan, recently awarded World Heritage Status by UNESCO.
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Thrusters of the HTV space freighter.
Thrusters of the HTV space freighter.
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Winter Illuminations exhibit at Japan s Nabana no Sato
Winter Illuminations exhibit at Japan's Nabana no Sato
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Tohoku Region: Rebuilding for a Better Tomorrow photo exhibit
Tohoku Region: Rebuilding for a Better Tomorrow photo exhibit
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The life-sized Kumamon and his now nationally ubiquitous image -- red cheeks and doughy physique -- are found on everything from pastries and keychains to airplanes and purses.
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Increased radioactivity at the Daiichi plant near Fukushima appears to be leading to an out-of-control environmental nightmare
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